If you want to take a look at a really nifty site that really makes good use of Flash, take a look at Eternal Egypt. I am admittedly biased, since I did a bunch of work on one of the Flash components on the site, namely the map explorer, but this site really was a huge undertaking and shows how Flash can be used to visualize large quantities of data in easy to digest ways.
I have been playing with Photoshop CS lately, and have been playing with a number of the features targetted at photographers. One adjustment that has been added is called Shadow/Hilight. It does an amazing job of retrieving detail lost in dark shadows or bright hilights. The example below shows the results with the shadow slider set to 50%:
I am quite impressed with the features added to Photoshop CS for digital photographers. I already knew about the RAW file parsing abilities, but it is a nice treat to see this one.